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(@mj100)
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Hi all,

I’ve been served notice of a family court ‘Directions Appointment’ estimated for 30 minutes. I’m disagreeing with the statement and requesting a contested hearing for Non-Mol and Occupation Orders. There doesn’t appear to be a way of sending a statement in advance and there won’t be much time on the day. Is this right? Do I need to bring all my evidence or just a summary?

TIA

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2024 6:21 pm
(@bill337)
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Hi,

You can send a statement in advance by emailing the court. The court name should be at the top of the paper, then you google it to find court email address.

Is this the first ever notice of proceedings you have received? Is it about child arrangements?

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Posted : 11/06/2024 6:27 pm

(@mj100)
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Hi,

I received a notice about a week before for a 1 hour prohibited steps (c100) hearing on 1st July; this one (FL401) is allocated 30 minutes and is on 27th June. They’re seeking the same orders (occupancy and non-mol) but the case number has changed. On the Directions document the previous case number and application date have been crossed out - does that mean she’s withdrawn the first application and re-applied? For the first application I was invited to provide a 2 page position statement, but this one just has a non-mol order acknowledgement form to return. Confusing!

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Topic starter Posted : 13/06/2024 9:03 am
(@bill337)
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you should still do statements for hearing, about whether you agree with those orders, or your going to dispute/contest them. what is the situation with children?

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Posted : 13/06/2024 9:52 am

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(@mj100)
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@bill337 Thanks, I will - it'll be the same points and evidence for both.  We've actually come to an ok temporary agreement for the kids; just glad she's not trying to stop me seeing them based on lies.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/06/2024 11:29 pm

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